Job Search & Careers
Thinking about a career change? Need to prepare for your job search? These resources will help you find the career and job that’s right for you!
Access these resources using your WVML card.
Watch courses on business, creative, and technology skills. LinkedIn Learning offers more than 8,000 on-demand courses to help you build professional skills across a range of job functions, plus all of the 7,000 courses previously offered on Lynda.com. Support for additional languages, such as French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese, is included. Click here to see FAQ.
Access Information: Licensed for West Vancouver residents only.
Click here for a tutorial on how to use LinkedIn Learning.
- Download the Linkedin Learning app from Google Play/ Apple App Store
- Open the app
- Tap on "Sign in"
- Select "Sign in with your library card"
- Enter "westvanlibrary" as your Library ID
- Tap on "Continue"
- Enter your Library Barcode and PIN
- Tap on "Continue"
ON THE SHELF
Check these out the next time you’re in the Library.
on the web
These recommended websites are free and easily accessible! All you need is an internet connection.
BC JobConnect is a customized online tool connecting job-ready newcomers to BC employers. It provides a platform for newcomer job seekers to showcase their skills, education and work experience and presents their profiles and résumés to BC employers looking for workers.
Canada's largest online source for municipal postings. Owned and operated by CivicInfo BC since 2008, CivicJobs.ca has a simple mission: to connect high quality candidates with Canadian local government employers.
This legal guide for people with disabilities working in BC was created by the Disability Alliance BC.
"Disclosing Your Disability: A Legal Guide for People with Disabilities in BC" provides information on working with a disability, as well as deciding if and when to disclose an accommodation.
Job Bank is Canada's national employment service, providing you with tools to find a job (average 65,000 job posting per month), choose a career, and explore the market. Job Bank mobile app is available on Google Play and App Store.
There are also tools and resources to help the following groups of people:
MOSAIC is a non-profit organization serving immigrant and newcomers. They provide free employment services and programs that help connect newcomer job seekers and employers.
NewToBC is a library settlement initiative that connects newcomer immigrants and refugees with essential settlement information, public libraries, other service provider organizations, and, ultimately, BC communities.
Career mentors are trusted guides acting as informal coaches, role models, and connectors, who offer encouragement and advice. As a newcomer to Canada, it can be difficult to find a mentor. A number of options are specifically available for newcomers. It may seem daunting to approach an individual or organization for mentoring; however, these programs were created specifically to help you understand the world of work in Canada. They can help you learn answers to questions you don’t know you have.
New to Canada? Find out how to get accredited in your field. Check out the Employment Guides for detailed information by occupation.
The Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre is an online and in-person centre that helps immigrants to find the information they need to explore careers and begin their job search. All of the InfoCentre’s services and resources are no cost and offered by the staff at Vancouver Public Library (VPL).